Our full draft District Plan

We’re updating our District Plan to ensure it enables economic and residential growth while protecting the things that make Porirua special.

Click here to view our draft District Plan:


The District Plan is the city-wide rule book that controls the location of development and its associated form throughout the city as well as helping to protect the environment as the city continues to grow.

Porirua’s current District Plan became operative in 1999, and our community and the challenges that we face today are very different to those in 1999. These include the continuing pressure to grow and develop, the need to restore the health of the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour and the opening of Transmission Gully. In response to these and other challenges, we are reviewing our District Plan.

We worked with the community in the 2017 Make Your Mark campaign as well as the 2018 draft objectives and policies consultation. We have also consulted on specific aspects of the District Plan including ecology and landscapes, coastal hazards and flood modelling

We released a full draft District Plan for community feedback in September 2019. We wanted to check in with the community to ensure we have 'hit the mark' before we formally notify the Proposed District Plan under the Resource Management Act. 

There is a range of evidence and technical information to support the direction and provisions in the draft District Plan. You can review some this on our supporting information webpage 

Whats next?

The next step in the District Plan review process is to formally notify the Proposed District Plan next year. This will be followed by a formal consultation period where our community can make submissions, have their views heard at a hearing and appeal any decisions to the Environment Court.

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Our draft District Plan 

The draft District Plan includes objectives, policies, rules and maps. It has no legal effect and is for community consultation only. 

ePlan - The What

Our ePlan contains draft objectives, policies and rules that relate to areas and activities in our city. 

Maps - The Where

Our draft District Plan maps, which include zones and overlays, show what is proposed where. 


We held drop-in sessions around Porirua for anyone who had questions, feedback or would like to find out more about the District Plan review. The locations and times of these sessions were as follows:

Plimmerton Hall: Monday 16 September 4.00pm - 7.00pm

The Settlement: Tuesday 17 September 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Titahi Bay RSA:  Thursday 19 September 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Judgeford Golf Club: Monday 23 September 4.00pm - 8.00pm

Mungavin Hall: Tuesday 24 September  4.00pm - 7.00pm


We  prepared posters for our draft District Plan drop-in sessions which you can review here: 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the District Plan review please get in touch with us - dpreview@poriruacity.govt.nz